Marijuana Potency and Psychiatric Adverse Effects

Peter Forster Physical Conditions and Health

The steady increase in THC content raises a question about the relationship between marijuana potency and psychiatric adverse effects which is summarized in an article in Current Psychiatry by Joseph M. Pierre, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the February 2017 issue. The table below summarizes data about …

Marijuana Use and Mental Health

Peter Forster Physical Conditions and Health

On the 10 year anniversary of proposition 216, California’s Compassionate Use Act, which essentially legalized marijuana use with a prescription by a physician (“medical marijuana”) and two years after Colorado passed Amendment 64 (which legalized marijuana use in Colorado without any requirement for a prescription) it seems timely to review  what we know about the mental health effects of marijuana use and …